Deleuze and Politics

Edited by Ian Buchanan and Nicholas Thoburn


This volume in the "Deleuze Connections" series debates and extends Deleuze's political thought through engagement with contemporary political events and concepts. Against recent critique of Deleuze as a non-political thinker, this book explores the specific innovations and interventions that Deleuze's profoundly political concepts bring to political thought and practice. The contributors use Deleuze's dynamic theoretical apparatus to engage with contemporary political problems, themes and possibilities, including micropolitics, cynicism, war, democracy, ethnicity, friendship, revolution, power, fascism, militancy, and fabulation. Approaching Deleuze's politics from the disciplines of political theory, philosophy, literature, cultural studies, and sociology, the book is designed to appeal to a diverse audience. This book: offers new perspectives on contemporary politics; includes critical exploration of Deleuze's political concepts; foregrounds the place of the political in Deleuze's thought. The contributors include: Claire Colebrook, Manuel DeLanda, Isabelle Garo, Eugene Holland, Ralf Krause, Gregg Lambert, Philippe Mengue, Paul Patton, Marc Rolli, Jason Read and Janell Watson.